Sunday 23rd Feb '20

Introduction to bees and bee-keeping (session 4): How to Help Bees

Would you like to know more about bees and beekeeping? If so, come along to these introductory sessions on Bee Biology (2 Feb); Beekeeping (9 Feb); Diseases, Pests and Threats (16 Feb); and How to Help Bees (23 Feb). Booking essential as places limited: e-mail jonathanalawo@hotmail.com / Mobile – 07526 128 150 to reserve a place and […]

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Sunday 23rd Feb '20

Green woodworking workshop in February

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Friday 28th Feb '20

Weekly Mini Movers restarts

Mini Movers, super fun and funky pre-school dance sessions, with  Karl of Movement Warriors. Every Friday in the woods, come rain or shine! £6 per drop-in session Suitable from walking to 5yrs, and for boys & girls. Email: Info@movementwarriors.com FB: Movement Warriors          

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Saturday 29th Feb '20

Two-day Wildlife Clay Sculpture Course with Lyn Merrick

A two-day course in which you will model an animal of your choice and the completed work will be taken for firing.  Materials provided.  With Lyn Merrick, ecologist and artist.     Saturday 29th February and 1st March 2020, 10am-4.30pm Cost: £150  (members £120) To book on, contact Lyn: lynmerrick80@gmail.com or on 07979469686

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Saturday 29th Feb '20

Dangerous Dads Forest School Group – calling Brothers, Uncles and Grandpa’s too

Could this be you? Come and join us with your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews or grand children. Forest School Jack will be running this workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandpa’s, from all sections of the […]

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Tuesday 3rd Mar '20

Green wood-working for home educated young people on Tuesdays

These weekly morning and afternoon groups on Tuesdays offer young people the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through their own exploration and creativity. The emphasis is on young people working on their own projects while learning new skills.  Kent does not lead the sessions from the front but supports and […]

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Saturday 7th Mar '20

March Stewardship Saturday and AGM

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 7th Mar '20

Roots and Wings 2020 group begins

Roots and Wings is a nature based rites of passage group for girls aged 11-13 years, based at Wilderness Wood and led by Kathryn Jordan.  The group will be meeting between March and May on Saturday afternoons and for two 2-night camp-outs.  It will culminate in a final camp out, fire quest and celebration with […]

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Sunday 8th Mar '20

Hypnobirthing Course with Nina Alawo

Two days filled with information, knowledge, learning, breathing/visualisation/relaxation techniques, discussions, play and connecting. The course is recognised and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. When: March 8th and 15th from 11am-4pm (including 1 hour for lunch) Where: in the cosy Meeting House at Wilderness Wood. For more information or to book on, please contact […]

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Saturday 14th Mar '20

Morning Mothers Day – Garland making, wild teas with dutch oven dutch baby pancakes!

Mother’s Day Treat! For all the family – max number 5 people per family for £50 .00 per family – aunties, grannies, dads. siblings, the dog you are all welcome. Age range from 2-99 years! Spend the morning at Wilderness Wood,  Come along in to the wilderness and honor your mum with a spring garland […]

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Saturday 14th Mar '20

Afternoon Mothers Day – Garland making, wild tea and shelter building

Mother’s Day Treat! For all the family – max number 5 people per family for £40.00 Age range from 2-99 years! Spend the afternoon at Wilderness Wood,  Come along in to the wilderness and honor your mum with a spring garland made by your family with natural materials found in the wood. We will then […]

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Saturday 21st Mar '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in March

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 22nd Mar '20

Music for Mothers – musical soiree for members

Calling all member mothers to join us for music, cake and maybe a glass of bubbly around the piano in Wilderness House from 5.30pm-6.30pm.  Contact emilyanddan@wildernesswood.org if you’d like to come or offer some music to us mothers.  Programme to follow.  

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Sunday 22nd Mar '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in March

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Thursday 26th Mar '20

Into the Woods: A Retreat Day of Nature-based Creativity and Meditation for Women with Helen Forester

Spend the day immersed in nature, re-igniting your creativity through practices and techniques such as meditation, nature art and creative writing.  The day will begin with tea and a grounding meditation, followed by creating your own ‘insight beads’ – which will be your creative companion throughout the day and beyond – and then working with […]

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Saturday 4th Apr '20

April Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland.  All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in Wilderness Cafe and allocate jobs according to skills and interests.  We also have lunch together.     At 2.30pm, Helena Skoog, has offered members an experience of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest […]

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Monday 6th Apr '20

Family Forest school 3 – 11 years old with Jack!

Come and join us for an Easter themed Family Forest School session. There will be a selection of interactive Woodland activities. The sessions will be planned for children of all ages between 3-11. The activities will all be focused on outdoor, natural enjoyment with a seasonal twist. There will be eggs a plenty and opportunities […]

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Tuesday 7th Apr '20

Easter Creations – Birds Nest Challenge

This workshop is being run by Lucy of Lucy’s Little Forest School. Spring is the time for many birds to build a nest, ready for egg laying and bringing up their hatched chicks. Head into the wilderness and find a good location to listen to the story of the Rainbow Bird. Can you build a […]

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Thursday 9th Apr '20

Family Forest School – Easter Egg Natural Dyes & Wild Morning Tea

Mel Evans Forest school level 3 leader will take you to a peaceful area in the wilderness. We will spend the day, lighting fires, using bush craft skills. Making natural dyes, from coffee to cabbage! Using natural leaves and ferns. More details to follow…. Wild Morning Tea – Walk in the woods to collect leaves, […]

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Thursday 9th Apr '20

Family Forest School – Easter Egg Natural Dyes & Wild Afternoon Tea

Mel Evans Forest school level 3 leader will take you to a peaceful area in the wilderness. We will spend the day, lighting fires, using bush craft skills. Making natural dyes, from coffee to cabbage! Using natural leaves and ferns. More details to follow…. If you would like to bring a picnic lunch, which could […]

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Friday 10th Apr '20

Easter Bunny Hunt on Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon of Easter bank holiday weekend

Join us for Spring celebrations at the woods with Lucy’s Little Forest School’s take on the traditional Easter Bunny Hunt; hand-crafted chocolate treats provided by local chocolate maker Rowdy and Fancy’s; arts and crafts; face-painting and dancing; and a delicious lunch-time BBQ.         Time: Anytime between 10am and 4pm everyday of the […]

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Saturday 25th Apr '20

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman

Even if you’ve never handled a chisel before, Martin will help you create a bird sculpture from a log of chestnut or sycamore. Timings: 10am-5pm Place: marquee at Wilderness Wood Price: £75 per person – 10% discount available for members – please bring your card. See attached info and booking form for more details about […]

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Saturday 25th Apr '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in April

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 26th Apr '20

Green woodworking workshop in April

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Saturday 2nd May '20

Bluebell Party for members

Members are invited to our annual celebration of the coming of spring.   Festivities start at 5.30pm with the crowning of this year’s May Queen and a walk around the wood to admire the bluebells and see what has been done over the last year.   And then it’s time to dance ceilidh, eat, drink and make […]

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Saturday 9th May '20

Clay Tile Making with Blackbird Arts

Immerse yourself in the ancient crafts of tile making and decorating with wonderful local artists Adele Scantlebury and Martin Brockman. Suitable for adults, competent teenagers and family groups. Cost: £95 per person/group (max 4) – this includes 20 pre-made tiles, slips and oxides. Extra pre-made tiles £1 each.  Firing cost TBC.  Members of Wilderness Wood […]

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Saturday 16th May '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in May

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 17th May '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in May

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Thursday 21st May '20

Into the Woods: A Retreat Day of Nature-based Creativity and Meditation for Women with Helen Forester

Spend the day immersed in nature, re-igniting your creativity through practices and techniques such as meditation, nature art and creative writing – to send you home feeling centred and inspired to continue your creative work in your every day life.  Helen is a fully-qualified meditation and yoga teacher – committed to creating spaces to inspire […]

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Saturday 13th Jun '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in June

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Sunday 14th Jun '20

Green Woodworking Workshop in June

These day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled stick… […]

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Tuesday 28th Jul '20

Working-with-wood-week summer 2020 – the seventh

Members are invited to join the Wilderness Wood team for a week of timber construction, woodland stewardship, arts, crafts and putting on a play-in-a-week.     You can camp or come in each day.  All ages welcome and needed!  For further details on activities and costs, contact emilyanddan@wildernesswood.org

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